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The One Ring Forums: Off Topic: The Pollantir:
Should Glen Yarbrough sing in the 'Hobbit' movie?
Poll: Should Glen Yarbrough sing in the 'Hobbit' movie?
Glen should do all the songs!
Glen should have at least one song.
No, Let's stick with Enya & Annie Lennox.
View Results (18 votes)
 

therogueranger
The Shire

Jan 2 2008, 10:39pm

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Should Glen Yarbrough sing in the 'Hobbit' movie? Can't Post

 


N.E. Brigand
Half-elven


Jan 2 2008, 11:00pm

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Should Orson Bean have a role? [In reply to] Can't Post

Although I am on the record as enjoying most of the songs in the Rankin-Bass Hobbit, there's no sense trying to recapture that particular magic. So I voted no, though not necessarily in favor of work by Enya or Annie Lennox.

Maybe Yarbrough and Bean could make cameo appearances among the men of Lake-town -- when Thorin makes his grand entrance, for instance.


Idril Celebrindal
Tol Eressea


Jan 3 2008, 12:41am

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Glen Yarbrough is the man! [In reply to] Can't Post

I like the songs in the R&B Hobbit, too. Most of them are taken directly from Tolkien's songs in the book.


(This post was edited by Idril Celebrindal on Jan 3 2008, 12:42am)


Annael
Immortal


Jan 3 2008, 12:58am

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would have liked another option [In reply to] Can't Post

A vehement NO! but not limiting the alternatives.


Patty
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Jan 3 2008, 3:04am

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You are joking, right? [In reply to] Can't Post

please say you are joking!Crazy

That would be a "no".Sly


therogueranger
The Shire

Jan 3 2008, 12:25pm

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A Cameo would work for me... [In reply to] Can't Post


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Although I am on the record as enjoying most of the songs in the Rankin-Bass Hobbit, there's no sense trying to recapture that particular magic. So I voted no, though not necessarily in favor of work by Enya or Annie Lennox.

Maybe Yarbrough and Bean could make cameo appearances among the men of Lake-town -- when Thorin makes his grand entrance, for instance.



Why not recapture the magic? Isn't that the point of doing these movies???
I could live with Yarbrough doing a cameo as , say a bard at the Green Dragon

... I didn't add a 'No' option cause SOMEBODY will be doing the singing....


Annael
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Jan 3 2008, 5:47pm

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we-ell . . . [In reply to] Can't Post

there's been some water under the bridge since R-B - like 30 years - Yarborough's pushing 80!

I'm curious: was R-B your first exposure to the story?


N.E. Brigand
Half-elven


Jan 3 2008, 8:22pm

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"A Mighty Wind"? [In reply to] Can't Post

Your two-syallable "well" reminds me of the song "Old Joe's Place" from A Mighty Wind, as performed by the the "Folksmen", who might be parodying the Limeliters -- a group which featured Yarbrough!


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jan 3 2008, 8:24pm

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I loved "A Mighty Wind" [In reply to] Can't Post

although my favorite Christopher Guest movie is "Best in Show", followed by "This is Spinal Tap".


Mar
Gondor


Jan 3 2008, 11:39pm

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The thought never entered my mind - till now and [In reply to] Can't Post

It doesn't set well in my brain. Not at all, not even a little bit. Not even a smidgen of a bit.


therogueranger
The Shire

Jan 4 2008, 2:09am

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Rankin and Bass [In reply to] Can't Post


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there's been some water under the bridge since R-B - like 30 years - Yarborough's pushing 80!

I'm curious: was R-B your first exposure to the story?



When I was a kid in the 70's the kid specials came on once a year usually on CBS; such as 'The Hobbit', ' Rikki-Tikki-Tavi', 'Charlie & the Chocolate Factory', all the Peanuts shows, etc so yes R & B was my first exposure to it and I read the books when I was about 13-14 years old.


SandWitch King
Rohan


Jan 4 2008, 5:13am

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A duet with Thranduil perhaps? {NT} [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Annael
Immortal


Jan 4 2008, 6:36pm

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I'm sure they were [In reply to] Can't Post

parodying The Limelighters - Guest even got Yarborough's vibrato right. Cracked me up.

I grew up with The Limelighters. Promptly bought "Through Children's Eyes" as sonn as it came out on CD, which I will be passing on to my great-nephew soon.


RosieLass
Valinor


Jan 8 2008, 7:10pm

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Same here! [In reply to] Can't Post

Well, maybe not a vehement NO. I didn't hate his Rankin Bass hobbit songs.

But I really would rather steer clear of Enya and Annie Lennox, too.

Let's try not to let this movie become absolutely a carbon copy of LOTR, please.


Bestica
Bree

Jan 17 2008, 8:03pm

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i say no to him [In reply to] Can't Post

and a resounding no to annie lennox. Did anybody see her performance of "into the west" at the oscars? I'm sure you all did, so you'll remember how completely mediocre and not great it was. I'm glad it won, but if we were going just on quality of performance, it didn't stand a chance.

 
 

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